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Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism


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Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism is devoted to the publishing of original research, of global scope and relevance, which incorporates critical and post-structuralist perspectives. The series also seeks to reflect different strands of empirical work which are interpretive, ethnographic and multimodal in nature and which embrace new epistemologies and new research methods.

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The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders: Multilingualism in Northern European Literature

The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders: Multilingualism in Northern European Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Heidi Grönstrand, Markus Huss, Ralf Kauranen
October 07, 2019

This collection showcases a multivalent approach to the study of literary multilingualism, embodied in contemporary Nordic literature. While previous approaches to literary multilingualism have tended to take a textual or authorship focus, this book advocates for a theoretical perspective which...

Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marilda C. Cavalcanti, Terezinha M. Maher
August 29, 2019

This book brings together cutting edge work by Brazilian researchers on multilingualism in Brazil for an English-speaking readership in one comprehensive volume. Divided into five sections, each with its own introduction, tying together the themes of the book, the volume charts a course for a new...

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives

1st Edition

Jürgen Jaspers, Lian Malai Madsen
December 13, 2018

This volume offers a critical perspective on current views on linguistic fixity and fluidity in sociolinguistics and highlights empirical accounts alternative to prevailing trends in the field. Featuring accounts from a broad range of regional contexts, the collection takes stock of such terms as "...

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Gregory Paul Glasgow, Jeremie Bouchard
December 11, 2018

This concise collection features seven studies on agency in language policy and planning across five different national contexts. Building on themes explored in Agency in Language Policy and Planning, this volume highlights the complex relationship between agency and broader ideological discourses,...

Agency in Language Policy and Planning:: Critical Inquiries

Agency in Language Policy and Planning:: Critical Inquiries

1st Edition

Jeremie Bouchard, Gregory Paul Glasgow
December 11, 2018

This collection brings together theory and ethnographic research from a range of national contexts to offer unique insights into the nature of agency in language policy and planning. Situated within a broader sociological framework, the book explores agentive processes at work in case studies from...

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

1st Edition

Julia Menard-Warwick
December 04, 2018

This volume theorizes parent participation in a bilingual school community in California, unpacking broader issues around language ideologies, language and power, and parent collaboration in diverse educational contexts. Highlighting data from a two-year ethnographic study of the school community,...

Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions

Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions

1st Edition

Sjaak Kroon, Jos Swanenberg
September 17, 2018

This collection of thirteen essays examines sociolinguistic phenomena in a wide variety of marginal environments, providing both an overview of globalizaiton on the margins and a foundation for an expanded understanding of the processes of linguistic and cultural changes at work in these settings....

Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities

Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities

1st Edition

Li Wei
February 12, 2018

In this volume, Li Wei brings together contributions from well-known and emerging scholars in socio- and anthropological linguistics working on different linguistic and communicative aspects of the Chinese diaspora. The project examines the Chinese diasporic experience from a global, comparative...

Language and Learning in a Post-Colonial Context: A Critical Ethnographic Study in Schools in Haiti

Language and Learning in a Post-Colonial Context: A Critical Ethnographic Study in Schools in Haiti

1st Edition

Marky Jean-Pierre
February 12, 2018

This book explores the social, political, and historical forces that mediate language ideology and practices in post-colonial education and how such ideology and practices influence students’ academic achievement. Jean-Pierre provides empirical evidence that a relationship exists between language...

Global Portuguese: Linguistic Ideologies in Late Modernity

Global Portuguese: Linguistic Ideologies in Late Modernity

1st Edition

Luiz Paulo Moita-Lopes
February 12, 2018

This book aims at deconstructing and problematizing linguistic ideologies related to Portuguese in late modernity and questioning the theoretical presuppositions which have led us to call Portuguese ‘a language.’ Such an endeavor is crucial when we know that Portuguese is a language which is...

Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual: Narrative Resources in the Negotiation of Identities

Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual: Narrative Resources in the Negotiation of Identities

1st Edition

Holly Cashman
November 15, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2018 BAAL Book Prize This book is a sociolinguistic ethnography of LGBT Mexicans/Latinxs in Phoenix, Arizona, a major metropolitan area in the U.S. Southwest. The main focus of the book is to examine participants’ conceptions of their ethnic and sexual identities and how...

Standardizing Minority Languages (Open Access): Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery

Standardizing Minority Languages (Open Access): Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery

1st Edition

Pia Lane, James Costa, Haley De Korne
October 02, 2017

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781138125124, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. This volume addresses a crucial, yet largely unaddressed dimension of minority language...

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